Brevas con Arequipe (Colombian-Style Figs Stuffed with Dulce de Leche)

by Erica Dinho on January 19, 2012

Brevas con Arequipe

Brevas con Arequipe are a popular dessert in Colombia and a favorite in my family. My grandmother and mom made these as far back as I can remember. Mamita used to make pounds of Brevas con Arequipe and keep them in glass containers and give them to her kids to take home.

This will be a great treat to give for Valentine’s Day. In Colombia you’ll find Brevas con Arequipe at the supermarkets and we usually serve them with fresh cheese on the side. I absolutely love this simple and delicious traditional Colombian dessert!

Buen provecho!

brevas con arequipe y queso



brevas rellenas de arequipe


  1. Cut the figs crosswise from the top, halfway down.
  2. Create an opening and scoop about 3 teaspoons of arequipe into the opening.
  3. Serve them with fresh cheese or place the in a glass jar and store up to 4 days.
  4. figs

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa January 19, 2012 at 4:19 PM

What a beautiful, and perfectly sweet treet!


2 January 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM

omg! I wish I could taste this, now! Amazing dessert!


3 grace January 20, 2012 at 7:11 PM

you can make anything better by stuffing it with dulce de leche! this is a lovely creation, erica. :)


4 Erica January 27, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Thank you everyone!


5 norma February 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Erica…you are killing me….go brevas and dulce de leche..bringing it over to a party tonight….


6 Kaylee February 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

What type of fresh cheese goes well with this recipe?


7 Erica Dinho February 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Queso fresco,farmer cheese or queso blanco.


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